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Engagement Photo Attire: What Should You Wear?

Engagement Photo Attire: What Should You Wear?

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  What can be more exciting than taking your engagement photos? How about picking out the totally awesome engagement photo attire? If you’re like most brides to be, this can be both an exciting, but somewhat daunting task. At Saiaf Films, we know how important it is for you to feel amazing in your photos. Therefore, we are here to share our tips for picking out the best engagement photo attire to fully enhance your photography experience to the fullest!

Engagement Photo Attire Tips:

  • Consider the season! Even though you may LOVE the look of that cute dress or short sleeved blouse- you don’t want to rock the summer clothes if you happen to be taking winter engagement photos. Same goes for the summer- You don’t want to regret wearing jeans for a summer shoot. Keep the weather in mind and decide your outfits according to how you will be most climatically comfortable.
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  • Showcase your style! Engagement photos are the perfect opportunity to have a little fun being yourself. The more you show your own style, the more comfortable and confident you will feel. Friends, family or your future wedding guests will enjoy getting to see a more personal side to your engagement photos. Don’t be afraid to select an outfit that is totally you.


Above all, you really want your engagement photo session to be a fun and memorable one. Engagement photos are normally less formal and are meant to showcase your style, personality and love for each other. They are perfect as a visual addition to either your invitations, save the dates or even your wedding website.

However you decide to use them, you definitely want to make sure that you like them enough to keep around. Besides recruiting the help of an amazing engagement photographer, selecting great engagement photo attire will make your experience all the better. Need some inspiration? Feel free to browse our galleries of beautiful engagement photos to get some great ideas for perfect engagement photo attire!

Wedding Albums: Why You Should Have One!

Wedding Albums: Why You Should Have One!

  After your incredibly special wedding is done, there is one thing that always remains- the memories. That being the case, it is important to ask yourself, “What are the best ways to capture the wedding albummemories, feelings and emotions of one of the most important days of my life?” Wedding photos, of course! A fantastic and incredible wedding photography team- like the one we have at Saiaf Films-definitely helps. But, once the photos are taken, what should you do with them? Want to know one of the best ways to showcase your wedding memories for years to come? A wedding album!

At Saiaf Films, we truly cherish unforgettable memories. That being the case, we are proud to offer premier wedding albums for our wonderful clients to showcase their memorable moments. Here, we would like to share our reasons for why wedding albums are super awesome and why you should consider getting one to showcase your special day!

https://saiaffilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/IMG_1283.jpgA wedding album is something that you will look at time and time again. There’s nothing quite like pulling out the old photo albums and flipping through your memories page by page. Of course, digital copies are great- and there is so much that you can do with them- but nothing beats having a well-created wedding photo album.

A disc may not last forever! Without proper care, they can get lost, scratched or even broken! You may not want to depend on the reliability of a disc or a hard drive when it comes to protecting your memories!

Of course, you could always make your own album with the digital photos, but why not let a team of professional wedding album creators handle the design and creation for you? A professionally made wedding album- like the ones we design at Saiaf Films- are elegantly created and are beautifully presented with impressive and high quality design.


We wholeheartedly believe that photographs are meant to be experienced. Our team takes pride in the stunning and unforgettable moments that we capture on film. Which is why we are proud to offer such impressive wedding albums to our clients. Wedding albums are an experience that your friends, family, your children and even you will enjoy for years to come. Want to see some amazing examples of beautiful albums we have created? Check them out here!

Gilbert Wedding Venue: The DoubleTree Elegante

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Looking for the perfect spot to host a Gilbert wedding? As Gilbert wedding photographers, we have visited a large number of local venues. One of our favorites, and most memorable was the DoubleTree SanTan Elegante. We had the privilege of visiting this beautiful location when we captured Sunthar and Preeth’s elegant Gilbert wedding last year. Here, we would love to share our account for the DoubleTree Elegante!

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The Elegante features an impressive 10,000 sq ft ballroom with a one-of-a-kind awe-inspiring arched ceiling that towers 40 feet from the ground! The ballroom can be divided if preferred- in case you are in need of a smaller and more intimate feel. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 50-500 guests.

The Elegante contains locally inspired architecture with a backdrop of breathtaking mountain views. There is a gorgeous outdoor setting of vibrant and luscious landscaping with dramatic fountains throughout. There is even an outdoor Veranda patio that features lattice-pattern architecture with the perfect Tuscan inspired ambiance. This particular area is perfect for the site of a ceremony.Gilbert wedding

They offer fully customizable packages and are notorious for their customer service and ability to accommodate the needs of a newly engaged couple looking to plan a Gilbert wedding. The Elegante offers impressive options for flowers, wedding cake, DJ, Rehearsal Dinners and even guestrooms for your friends and family to enjoy or a Honeymoon Suite for the newlyweds! Not to mention, they have a luxurious Salon and Spa right on site! There are also delicious and gourmet catering options that top of the perfect Gilbert wedding experience.

With an experienced Wedding Coordinator on site, you will be guided every step of the way in planning your unforgettable wedding. The Elegante is praised for their attentive and friendly staff and are sure to help turn your dream wedding into a reality. From start to finish, the DoubleTree Elegante provides an incredible experience for any Gilbert wedding. Curious to see some visual proof of how stunning this venue can be? Check out our wedding gallery for some breathtaking photos of this beautiful location!

Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

  When it comes to selecting your wedding decor, there is one area that you don’t want to handle lightly- wedding flowers! Great wedding flowers can really set the tone Saiaf Films wedding flowers.: and ambiance for an event. There is one catch though- how do you choose when there are so many wonderful types, colors, arrangements, etc? One way to ensure you make the best decisions on wedding flowers is to hire a great wedding florist. Here, we would like to share our tips for choosing a great florist that is sure to point you in the best direction for choosing your wedding flowers!

Find Inspiration

As with any type of wedding decor, it really helps to gather some inspiration before you dive right into deciding what you want. Take Saiaf Films photography, flowers, wedding, love.: some time to look around and browse different avenues for wedding flowers. Obviously, the internet is a great place to look to get some ideas- but look around while you are out and about. Did a pretty bloom catch your eye while you were shopping for your wedding dress? Perhaps a specific color keeps standing out? Take notes or snap a quick photo- that way, when it comes time to sit down with your florist, you will have a collection of different colors and styles you may want.

Ask Questions

Once you have some ideas for the type of wedding flowers you want, you can Saiaf Films flowers.: begin searching for the perfect florist. Remember, you don’t have to settle on the first one you talk to. Do some research, check reviews, meet with them and make sure you get a great vibe! This is the person that will be ensuring your wedding flowers look amazing and stay amazing throughout your wedding. When you go to meet with a florist, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Some key aspects you may want to discuss could be:

  • Have they done many weddings? You definitely want to make sure you are getting an individual or company that has experience with wedding flowers. Their experience is a great indicator of their expertise in this particular area. Ask for examples of their previous work or samples of what they are able to do.
  • Have they worked at your venue before? If they have, great! They will already know the great areas for arrangements and can guide you in the best direction for styles and placement. If not, that’s not a problem either. Just ensure that they might be willing to check out the wedding flowerslocation before the wedding date so they can visualize its potential.
  • How booked are they for the wedding day? This is a useful little tidbit. You want to make sure that they are not going to be too busy to do a good job on your wedding. Just confirm that they have the staff to cover it and that the work will still be quality.
  • Budget? Make sure you find out whether or not they will be able to stay within your budget. Wedding flowers can rack up pretty quickly. Figuring out the basics beforehand can be extremely beneficial in the long run. Advise them what you are willing to spend and confirm that it won’t be an issue.

Once you locate a great florist, have confidence in knowing that your wedding flowers are taken care of! And don’t forget, have your team of wedding photographers capture unforgettable photos of your beautiful wedding flowers. That way, you can cherish them forever!Saiaf Films wedding flowers.:

Nisha and Neel’s Elegant Atlanta Wedding

Nisha and Neel’s Atlanta Wedding

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As traveling wedding photographers, we have the amazing ability to visit a variety of beautiful locations to capture impressive and exciting weddings on film. One of our favorite places to visit is the wonderful city of Atlanta. We have been there for numerous weddings and always enjoy visiting the beautiful area and all it has to offer.

In August 2015, we had the fantastic opportunity to be the wedding photographers in Nisha and Neel’s amazing Atlanta wedding. When we first met the couple, we immediately knew this was going to be an exciting event. They are an impressive and lovely couple and their event was nothing short of what we imagined!

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The venue that the couple selected was a splendid location for their Atlanta wedding. It was decorated in an exquisite style that complimented their wedding nicely. Floating candles in clear vases were placed elegantly throughout the venue and accompanied larger vases that showcased vibrant white flowers and red roses.

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There was a lighted backdrop that sparkled behind the couple and matched the hanging chandeliers- which created an unforgettable layout for amazing wedding photos! Nisha and Neel chose a delicious selection of cupcakes that were presented with an impressive table setup with a ring of yellow flowershttps://saiaffilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/IMG_5504.jpg surrounded by beautiful colored rose petals that matched their wedding color palette perfectly.

Nisha was dressed in a beautiful light gold wedding dress that was adorned with perfectly placed jewels and beadwork upon it. She had gorgeous henna that was accented by impressive wedding jewelry. She looked absolutely stunning and was enthusiastic and excited throughout the entire Atlanta wedding. Nisha and Neel’s excitement was radiant and made for a memorable evening. Throughout the night, the couple, their friends and family were excited and danced the night away. Thank you Nisha and Neel for choosing Saiaf Films to capture your wonderful Atlanta wedding.

Planning A Wedding That’s Really Yours!

Planning A Wedding That’s You!

  One of the most unique aspects of planning a

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wedding is the ability to make to make it your own. Our team at Saiaf Films has attended countless weddings over the years, and one of the most intriguing aspects to a wedding are the little details that make it unique. Here, we would like to share our ideas for planning a wedding that is truly unique to you and your sweetheart.

Inspiration

It’s not like you plan weddings all the time. So chances are, you might need some help coming up with ideas for certain aspects of your wedding. That’s okay! The key is to gather, save and utilize inspiration. These days, you can scope out ideas nearly anywhere (check out our amazing galleries for some great ideas!) Whether it’s from your favorite wedding blog, or in a magazine at the grocery store, keep an eye out for anything that speaks to you. Don’t limit yourself to just wedding related sources either. Perhaps you saw an inspiring color in a flower you passed by, or maybe a centerpiece at a local RAW_3_SD016-2367--Editrestaurant really stood out? Whatever it is, if it really spoke to you, make a note of it and incorporate it into planning your wedding.

Dream It

One of the most exciting parts to planning a wedding is to visualize it before it even happens. Before you start making the major decisions, take some time to visualize your dream wedding. How big is it? How extravagant? Is it a simple backyard wedding with your closest friends and family? Or is it a grand scale event with everyone you know in attendance? What’s the style? Is it rustic? Vintage? Or classic? Even if your dream wedding is nowhere near feasible for you, it is still beneficial to dream it up. That way, when the real plans come around, you can still find ways to tie in some ideas from your dream wedding.

Remember, it’s about you!

And your fiance, of course. Don’t worry too much RAW_4_SD010-1161--Editabout what everyone else will be thinking. Obviously, you want to plan within reason- but try to find ways to incorporate the things that really matter. Such as you and your fiance! Maybe you both have certain hobbies or skills in common? Why not find subtle ways to share that with your guests? Perhaps you share a similar heritage and want to incorporate that into the theme of your wedding? People enjoy hearing or observing the little things that make the two of you who you are- so don’t be afraid to express some of those fun little details.

Planning a wedding will be one of the most exciting things you ever do! So make it yours and enjoy every minute of it. Besides. It’s those little details that make your special day stand out above any other!

Pre-Ceremony Rituals of a Sikh Wedding

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Planning a Sikh wedding this season? Or perhaps you have been invited to one? Whether you are part of the wedding or an invited guest, it helps to have an idea of what to expect when you are attending a cultural rich event like a Sikh wedding. There are a variety of meaningful and intriguing rituals and events that take place at these types of weddings.

As multicultural wedding photographers, we have an impressive amount of experience capturing the key moments of a Sikh wedding. Therefore, we would like to share a simple breakdown of the pre-ceremony rituals you may witness or take part in at a Sikh wedding.

The Roka: The word Roka means “to stop.” The purpose of the Roka is to symbolize that the search for the perfect partner has ended- as the bride and https://saiaffilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ENHANCED-7132.jpggroom have found each other. This takes place at the bride’s home where the groom’s family members are invited and two family members are arranged to meet.

The Taka: Taka means “set the date.” Once the Roka has taken place, the family will take the time to set the date for the wedding and any preparations are made for the engagement.

The Kurmai: This event involves a formal engagement ceremony. It is https://saiaffilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ENHANCED-2076.jpgnormally performed at the groom’s place. With the family present, the groom will present the engagement ring. The ceremony begins with a short prayer by a Sikh priest (a Granthi.) Then, a red scarf will be placed around the groom’s shoulder along with dried dates. The grandfather will feed the dried date to the groom. Afterwards, food and drinks are presented for everyone.

https://saiaffilms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/ENHANCED-1110.jpgChunni: During the Chunni, the groom’s mother will cover the bride’s head with a chunni (red scarf.) This represents that the bride will now be responsible for upholding the family pride and honor. The bride is dressed in clothing and jewelery by her inlaws. Then, the groom will mark the bride’s head with sindoor (red powder.) This initiates a sign of commitment. The bride and her family are offered sweets by the groom’s parents.

As you can tell, a Sikh wedding is full of meaningful rituals- this isn’t all of them! Be sure to check back for our next post about Sikh wedding rituals where we will cover the remaining parts of a Sikh wedding event.

Zaira and Emilio’s Mexican Wedding in Scottsdale, AZ

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  Back in October of 2015, our team of Mexican wedding photographers had the privilege of attending the elegant Mexican wedding of Zaira and Emilio. When we first met the couple, they were in search of a team of wedding Z&E_4--135photographers to cover their outdoor wedding in Scottsdale. Like most Mexican influenced weddings, they were planning a very family oriented event. Zaira and Emilio were an extremely laid back and relaxed couple. We knew immediately that their event was going to be a great one.

To begin the day, our female photographers spent a couple hours with the beautiful bride while she got ready for her big day. Her personality was infectious and so exciting to capture on film. We always love having the privilege to have our female teams present Z&E_1--1185for the moments of the bride getting ready. Those are always emotional and exciting times and the footage is unforgettable.Mexican wedding

For Zaira and Emilio’s wedding, we had the opportunity to capture some amazing shots of the couple themselves. This particular venue had an eye catching clock post that was a dramatic addition to their elegant wedding photos. Our team captured a variety of wedding photos featuring this particular prop- and we loved them! The couple posed perfectly together and we were really able to capture their love and passion on film.

As with most Mexican weddings, the reception was ultra-exciting! There was an amazing Mariachi band and everyone danced the night away. Their tables had a stunning set up with majestic centerpieces that were elegant and added to the beauty and ambiance of their event. Thank you Zaira and Emilio for selecting Saiaf Films to capture your Mexican wedding in Scottsdale, AZ.    Z&E_5--230

Great Wedding Photos You Must Have!

Great Wedding Photos You Must Have!

  When the big day arrives, it is going to be one of the most exciting, important and memorable days of your life! That being the case, you want to have a way to look back and remember those key moments. The best way to do that? Great wedding photos, of course! It always helps to meet or talk with your wedding photographer ahead of time- just to make sure you are all on the same page about what kind of wedding photos you want.

 

But- what if you don’t yet know what kind of wedding pictures you want? No worries! We are here to share our ideas for great wedding photos that you should definitely request. Obviously, the list is a long one. So keep an eye out for our future posts about additional great wedding photos you will want to make sure you get!

Getting Ready

One of the best memories of your wedding will be the moments where both the bride and groom are getting ready. Looking at these memories will help you remember the excitement of that very moment.

The Dress

You will have plenty of photos where you are wearing it, but why not get an everlasting memory of how it looked the first moment you saw it- perfect.

Fun Details

These include wedding photos of the rings, the shoes, special accessories or jewelry, perhaps important wedding decorations, invitations, welcome bags, the bouquets etc. These photos are fun to look back on and reminiscence about all the little details that went into planning your epic event.

 

The First Look

This moment is at the top of the list for most important memories! Looking back on your First Look moments will help remember those butterflies in your stomach with the enormous amount of excitement and love for your beloved.

Emotional Moments

You will definitely want a focus on any emotional moment that you experienced. Whether it be while the pre-ceremony notes are read, or the final moment before your father walks you down the aisle- these are memories you want to look at for years to come.

Ceremony Memories

Be  sure to have shots of the bride walking down the aisle, and the groom’s face as he watches.

Zaydee and Alberto’s Hispanic Wedding

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Wedding Spotlight: Zaydee and Alberto’s Hispanic Wedding

  When we first met Zaydee and Alberto, we were extremely intrigued by their personalities. They were exciting, lively and completely in love. They had a passion for each other that was so strong and apparent. The beautiful couple was planning a Hispanic wedding with about 100-150 people at the stunning Villa Siena– and we couldn’t wait to be a part of it!

When the wedding day arrived, we knew it was going to be an amazing event. The couple had selected a gorgeous color palette of deep purples, blues and an ivory white. Zaydee looked absolutely spectacular in her  wedding gown that was adorned with impressive jewels and beadwork. RAW6-SD286-1912-She was accented with diamond earrings and an eye-catching diamond hair clip that held her hair beautifully in place. Even her wedding shoes were perfectly selected to match her wedding ensemble. Zaydee looked absolutely radiant for her big day.

At this particular event, we were given the opportunity to capture unforgettable photos. The Villa Siena is full of RAW6-SD286-74-amazing backdrops for perfect wedding photos. With dramatic archways, eye-catching greenery and scenic architecture- this venue was a wedding photographer’s dream come true! Inside the venue itself, there was grand ballroom that was accented with perfect wedding lighting and adorned with an almost medieval chandelier.

RAW5-SD227-209-As multicultural wedding photographers, our team always appreciates the difference in the cultured weddings we attend. This particular Hispanic wedding held a loving and close-knit ambiance. The couple’s families were intriguing to watch as their bond was so obvious. At one particular moment, Zaydee had a first look with her father. It was done by surprise, and the moment was deep and memorable. She came out of the room, nearly in tears- and her father’s reaction was priceless. Our team cherishes these monumental moments. Thank you Zaydee and Alberto for allowing our team the beautiful opportunity to capture your Hispanic wedding on film! We wish you luck in your amazing future together.

 

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